From what we non-Americans have been able to gather about 'Thanksgiving' over the years, it's the annual time of year the whole country takes the day off work to eat large meals with their extended families and avoid talking about gun violence. Kind of like Christmas without the presents, we guess?
The rest of the world may not participate in this American tradition with rather sinister origins towards its Indigenous people (Australians have 'Australia Day' for that), yet it's hard not to relate to these 'Thanksgiving' tweets about family, food, over-eating and racist uncles.
We collected some of our faves here.
In all fairness Brits probably don't do Thanksgiving because if we had to take a day off for the anniversary of us fucking over a native people and ruining their country we'd never have to go to work.— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) November 23, 2017
there is a great tide of millenials in train stations and airports right now travelling from the only cities where they could get a job to the other cities where their parents bought a house for $5 in 1985— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) November 23, 2017
disappearing to take a nap after thanksgiving dinner like a wounded animal crawling off to find a dark private place to die.— bobby 🚽 (@bobby) November 23, 2017
Banned Thanksgiving dinner discussion topics:— Retired Zoologist (@SortaBad) November 23, 2017
- work (may veer into harassment chat)
- weather (could evolve into global warming talk)
- love life (possible lgbtq traps)
- dogs ("a good boy" suggests a gender binary)
- nouns (Trump is a noun)
THANKSGIVING GAME: nobody gets pie until you go around the table & everyone has to say "climate change is real"— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 23, 2017
Me at thanksgiving while my family is bombarding me with questions about college/my future pic.twitter.com/84B6ZkZepg— Nautical Queer ⚓️ (@stella_kent) November 3, 2017
Are racist people like "ugh, my open minded uncle is going to be at Thanksgiving this year."— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 22, 2016
Guess when it's a turkey he asks permission. pic.twitter.com/aCv2gS8bVD— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 21, 2017
MOM: it's thanksgiving so everyone go around and say what they're thankful for— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) November 22, 2017
ME: updog :)
MY ENTIRE FAMILY: *stonily silent for a full minute*
ME: hahaha just kidding guys. anti-depressants.
I LOVE THAT PEOPLE SAY DONT FIGHT ABOUT POLITICS AT THANKSGIVING LIKE THERES NOT 7 GAJILLION MILLION THINGS FAMILY CAN FIGHT ABOUT— Liz Harvey (@_lizharvey) November 23, 2017